Gifts to Inspire Creativity

If you have creativity in your life – regular creativity – you already know what a gift it is. It’s a relaxing time, almost like meditation, and it can ease the anxiety associated with busy lives. What better gift this holiday season, than the gift of creativity? Here are a variety of gifts that willContinue reading “Gifts to Inspire Creativity”

Map Making – the100dayproject – the first week

I am so glad I decided to commit to #the100dayproject and decided on the theme of illustrated maps. My decision was a bit spur of the moment, but I’m having so much fun. Since I usually paint for at least 15 minutes every morning, it hasn’t been hard to work on the elements for myContinue reading “Map Making – the100dayproject – the first week”

Anniversary Map – the100dayproject

Last month I created a map of our important landmarks – our first apt., the church where we got married, the reception, favorite beaches, pizza, where the kids were born. I’ve always aspired to create illustrated maps so for #the100dayproject I am going to work on creating map illustrations. I’m so hesitant to say I’mContinue reading “Anniversary Map – the100dayproject”

Unique Gift Ideas for Mom and Grandma

It can be so hard to shop for Mom and Grandma. You want to give them something special, but they don’t want anything. Here are some creative ideas to make it easier. Personalized bracelet. I ordered this bracelet for my mom from Belinda Carmichael on Etsy. It has all of our initials on it. SheContinue reading “Unique Gift Ideas for Mom and Grandma”

Another Swimmer Fabric Print!

I’m excited to announce another swimmer themed fabric is available in my Spoonflower shop! “Swim Champs” joins eight other fabric designs in the Swimmer theme, perfect for making a quilt, bag, or any other sewing project for your favorite swimmer! Click here to visit my Spoonflower shop! Click here to see swim related sewing projects.

Valentine’s Day gifts from watercolor art

My first countdown to a holiday, with a daily painting/illustration, was back in 2015 when I counted down to Valentine’s Day. I really enjoyed the challenge because for the first day or two you explore the obvious stuff, but as the days go on you dive a little deeper into the theme and get moreContinue reading “Valentine’s Day gifts from watercolor art”

Christmas Countdown 10/25 – Gifts

Paint/draw along with me! Have you seen my nutcracker pin? Click here to purchase a Nutcracker pin ($9.00 + shipping) through Paypal. Want a dose of creative inspiration? Sign up for my newsletter “My Creative Collection” by clicking here. Learn more here. Have you visited my online shop? Prints of my seascapes are available on watercolor paperContinue reading “Christmas Countdown 10/25 – Gifts”

Giving my artwork as a gift.

I’ve been playing around with the idea of giving whimsical house (or door) paintings as hostess gifts (either framed or made into ornaments). I’ve come a long way this year, in terms of my confidence as an artist, but there is something scary about giving my artwork as a gift! Regardless of whether or notContinue reading “Giving my artwork as a gift.”